Incredible Hulk #181 Homage Covers

Comics added Jul 25, 2022 | 1st Appearance Homages, Comic Homages, Homage Covers, Iconic Comic Book Covers

Modern Grail: The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974) Featuring Wolverine’s 1st Full Appearance & Cover

Writer: Len Wein
Penciler/Cover Artist:
Herb Trimpe
Inker:
Jack Abel
Colorist:
Glynis Wein
Letterer:
Artie Simek
Editor:
Roy Thomas

Last page of Incredible Hulk #180, featuring 1st appearance of Wolverine in the final panel

Last page of Incredible Hulk #180, featuring 1st appearance of Wolverine in the final panel

Only a handful of comics have attained the status of “holy grail” for collectors since Marvel introduced The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk in the early 1960s. Wolverine’s first appearance in The Incredible Hulk #181 in November 1974 is one such grail. Though #181 is oft claimed to be Wolverine’s 1st appearance, #180 actually features the popular character’s first appearance on the final panel on the final page, introducing himself by name. To differentiate between the appearances, many in the hobby/industry refer to Wolverine’s appearance in #180 as his first cameo appearance and to #181 as the first full appearance and first cover of the now wildly popular Canadian superhero.

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